Summer Camps

Summer Camp Offerings

Find the perfect Summer Encounter for your student. View offerings by rising grade, week, or encounter type.

2020 Offerings by (rising) grade level

List of 14 items.

  • K4

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Box Town

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is simply summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, campers will create a little town and all the building structures on the street front. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. They will also build a box car so they can travel to the shops and maybe see a drive-in movie.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer with his dog will stop by for a visit, firefighters will come with their safety house and firetruck to explore, and a guest will come to talk to us about recycling. There will also be lots of fun games and Paw Patrol inspired crafts!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Career Crazy

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe—like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy—like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture—like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action—like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun—like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!
     

    Messy Art

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Animals Around the World

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Raceway

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race- tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Frozen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Climb up the north mountain and join us in the magical, icy world of Frozen! Come along as we play Frozen-inspired games, create icy crafts, have fun pretending, and cook up some snacks Olaf would love! One of the Frozen princesses will be coming for a special guest appearance to meet us this week! If you love Frozen, you will love this camp — it’s worth melting for!
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Enchanted Engineering

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Bring STEM Fairy Tales to life! Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering
    challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle problems. Combine stories, engineering and early math skills in this happily-ever-after camp.
     

    Tumbling

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to a demonstration of routines learned and the skills practiced. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Frozen Dance Camp

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    For the children who can’t get enough ‘Frozen’ in their lives, come dance with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Pretend to be the characters and explore their movements through ballet, creative movement, and jazz. Campers will make Frozen crafts, dance to Frozen music (from movies 1 & 2), and build ice castles. Family and friends are invited to the ice land performance on Friday and see what campers learned throughout the week. Campers should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Frozen costumes may be worn if they don’t restrict movement.
  • K5

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Box Town

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is simply summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, campers will create a little town and all the building structures on the street front. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. They will also build a box car so they can travel to the shops and maybe see a drive-in movie.
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular web platform, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! Each day campers will participate in guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness activities. They will also make crafts and earn certificates as they move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Holiday Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Holidays are the best days and there are tons of ways we can explore holidays through crafting. Join us as we relive the fun of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and get ready for the Fourth of July. There will be art projects, like gingerbread houses, and activity art, like making a pinata to then use.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer with his dog will stop by for a visit, firefighters will come with their safety house and firetruck to explore, and a guest will come to talk to us about recycling. There will also be lots of fun games and Paw Patrol inspired crafts!
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Spark! Lab Inventors

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    The Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation created Spark!Lab for children to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent. Activities for children incorporate traditional STEM with art, museum and creativity. Museum educators will bring our favorite Spark!Lab activities to camp for a week of identifying local inventors, solving problems, using the invention process, and more.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, and toast! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Little Kids PE

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Trolls

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join Poppy and the gang in this exciting and silly week of Trolls fun. Sing karaoke to the iconic songs, make a trolls hair wig, and create a magical house to play in. Campers will love this whimsical camp where they play silly games and enjoy crafts inspired by the Trolls movies.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as
    necessary.

     
    Bugs
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through hands-on investigation and fun crafts, campers will learn all about bugs. They will observe live bugs and make a bug collection (using some real bugs and stickers). One never
    knows what might be crawling around… so join us to discover bees, ants, butterflies, crickets, spiders and more!
     

    Career Crazy

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe—like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy—like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture—like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have
    action—like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun—like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Messy Art

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Tiny Chefs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Construction Kids

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Disney Mania

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves.
    Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Animals Around the World

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Raceway

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race- tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Rigamajig Engineering Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! These giant, wooden pieces are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. Build a clubhouse with retractable door, or a race car or an assembly line for invisible pancakes! This week is all about creativity using the Rigamajig system. The pieces are large by design, so students must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, it will be the best week of summer!
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     
    Christmas in July
    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Star Wars

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super-hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Bee-Bots

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Frozen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Climb up the north mountain and join us in the magical, icy world of Frozen! Come along as we play Frozen-inspired games, create icy crafts, have fun pretending, and cook up some snacks Olaf would love! One of the Frozen princesses will be coming for a special guest appearance to meet us this week! If you love Frozen, you will love this camp — it’s worth melting for!
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Mermaids & Pirates

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Join the adventure on the seas! The Captain and his crew invite you to spend a week with pirates and mermaids. Campers will create lots of fun crafts, including personalized treasure boxes and treasure maps. They will have a dress up day and even set sail on a huge pirate ship! Campers will enjoy tons of games and silly activities from Find the Dinglehopper, Walk the Plank, to an actual treasure hunt! Don’t miss this exciting week of fun on the high seas.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Shark Week

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make ocean crafts, play games, and hunt for shark teeth. The week would not be complete without
    painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Enchanted Engineering

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Bring STEM Fairy Tales to life! Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering
    challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle problems. Combine stories, engineering and early math skills in this happily-ever-after camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175 August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Ease first day of school anxiety and car line stress by joining Primer Prep! Your child will love writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities and exploring our campus to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime!
     

    Science Explorers

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Tumbling

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to a demonstration of routines learned and the skills practiced. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Little Kids PE

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    The Best of Summer

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer—such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend
    time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Construction Kids

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Frozen Dance Camp

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    For the children who can’t get enough ‘Frozen’ in their lives, come dance with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Pretend to be the characters and explore their movements through ballet, creative movement, and jazz. Campers will make Frozen crafts, dance to Frozen music (from movies 1 & 2), and build ice castles. Family and friends are invited to the ice land performance on Friday and see what campers learned throughout the week. Campers should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Frozen costumes may be worn if they don’t restrict movement.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Primer Prep

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Ease first day of school anxiety and car line stress by joining Primer Prep! Your child will love writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities and exploring our campus to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime!

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
  • 1st Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Box Town

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is simply summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, campers will create a little town and all the building structures on the street front. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. They will also build a box car so they can travel to the shops and maybe see a drive-in movie.
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    GoNoodle!

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular web platform, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! Each day campers will participate in guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness activities. They will also make crafts and earn certificates as they move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Holiday Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Holidays are the best days and there are tons of ways we can explore holidays through crafting. Join us as we relive the fun of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and get ready for the Fourth of July. There will be art projects, like gingerbread houses, and activity art, like making a pinata to then use.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer with his dog will stop by for a visit, firefighters will come with their safety house and firetruck to explore, and a guest will come to talk to us about recycling. There will also be lots of fun games and Paw Patrol inspired crafts!
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Spark! Lab Inventors

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    The Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation created Spark!Lab for children to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent. Activities for children incorporate traditional STEM with art, museum and creativity. Museum educators will bring our favorite Spark!Lab activities to camp for a week of identifying local inventors, solving problems, using the invention process, and more.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, and toast! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Little Kids PE

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Trolls

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join Poppy and the gang in this exciting and silly week of Trolls fun. Sing karaoke to the iconic songs, make a trolls hair wig, and create a magical house to play in. Campers will love this whimsical camp where they play silly games and enjoy crafts inspired by the Trolls movies.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as
    necessary.

     
    Bugs
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through hands-on investigation and fun crafts, campers will learn all about bugs. They will observe live bugs and make a bug collection (using some real bugs and stickers). One never
    knows what might be crawling around… so join us to discover bees, ants, butterflies, crickets, spiders and more!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop
    more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Messy Art

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Tiny Chefs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!
     

    Unicorns

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn
    fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Construction Kids

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches, and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Disney Mania

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves.
    Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Raceway

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race- tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Rigamajig Engineering Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! These giant, wooden pieces are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. Build a clubhouse with retractable door, or a race car or an assembly line for invisible pancakes! This week is all about creativity using the Rigamajig system. The pieces are large by design, so students must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, it will be the best week of summer!
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     
    Christmas in July
    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Design Challenge

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes and spinners? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to re-purpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice using craft supplies and recyclable items.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Star Wars

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super-hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Frozen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Climb up the north mountain and join us in the magical, icy world of Frozen! Come along as we play Frozen-inspired games, create icy crafts, have fun pretending, and cook up some snacks Olaf would love! One of the Frozen princesses will be coming for a special guest appearance to meet us this week! If you love Frozen, you will love this camp — it’s worth melting for!
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Mermaids & Pirates

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Join the adventure on the seas! The Captain and his crew invite you to spend a week with pirates and mermaids. Campers will create lots of fun crafts, including personalized treasure boxes and treasure maps. They will have a dress up day and even set sail on a huge pirate ship! Campers will enjoy tons of games and silly activities from Find the Dinglehopper, Walk the Plank, to an actual treasure hunt! Don’t miss this exciting week of fun on the high seas.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon- related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Shark Week

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make ocean crafts, play games, and hunt for shark teeth. The week would not be complete without
    painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home.
    Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite
    Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills and handwriting will be coupled with math concepts and games. Daily circle time will encourage a love of reading and math through read alouds and calendar time. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Little Kids PE

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and create our own boomerangs. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    The Best of Summer

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer—such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend
    time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Construction Kids

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Frozen Dance Camp

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    For the children who can’t get enough ‘Frozen’ in their lives, come dance with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Pretend to be the characters and explore their movements through ballet, creative movement, and jazz. Campers will make Frozen crafts, dance to Frozen music (from movies 1 & 2), and build ice castles. Family and friends are invited to the ice land performance on Friday and see what campers learned throughout the week. Campers should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Frozen costumes may be worn if they don’t restrict movement.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills and handwriting will be coupled with math concepts and games. Daily circle time will encourage a love of reading and math through read alouds and calendar time. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Indoor/Outdoor Games

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $155
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    From ultimate frisbee to capture the flag and dodgeball to board games, campers will spend a little time outside in the warm sunshine and a little time soaking in some cool air conditioning. This is a camp of non-stop fun and full of activity for kids who like a change of scenery each day.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
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    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular web platform, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! Each day campers will participate in guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness activities. They will also make crafts and earn certificates as they move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Holiday Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Holidays are the best days and there are tons of ways we can explore holidays through crafting. Join us as we relive the fun of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and get ready for the Fourth of July. There will be art projects, like gingerbread houses, and activity art, like making a pinata to then use.
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Spark! Lab Inventors

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    The Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation created Spark!Lab for children to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent. Activities for children incorporate traditional STEM with art, museum and creativity. Museum educators will bring our favorite Spark!Lab activities to camp for a week of identifying local inventors, solving problems, using the invention process, and more.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, and toast! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Little Kids PE

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Trolls

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join Poppy and the gang in this exciting and silly week of Trolls fun. Sing karaoke to the iconic songs, make a trolls hair wig, and create a magical house to play in. Campers will love this whimsical camp where they play silly games and enjoy crafts inspired by the Trolls movies.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as
    necessary.
     

    Bugs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through hands-on investigation and fun crafts, campers will learn all about bugs. They will observe live bugs and make a bug collection (using some real bugs and stickers). One never
    knows what might be crawling around… so join us to discover bees, ants, butterflies, crickets, spiders and more!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Tiny Chefs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!
     

    Unicorns

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Construction Kids

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches, and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Disney Mania

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week lets younger campers explore robotics using a different LEGO WeDo kit than the other LEGO WeDo camps. Campers will build machines and use iPads to code their movements. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and will have time to build their own designs. All kits and iPads are provided during the week.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! These giant, wooden pieces are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. Build a clubhouse with retractable door, or a race car or an assembly line for invisible pancakes! This week is all about creativity using the Rigamajig system. The pieces are large by design, so students must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, it will be the best week of summer!
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Christmas in July

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Design Challenge

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes and spinners? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to re-purpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice using craft supplies and recyclable items.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Star Wars

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super-hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Mermaids & Pirates

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Join the adventure on the seas! The Captain and his crew invite you to spend a week with pirates and mermaids. Campers will create lots of fun crafts, including personalized treasure boxes and treasure maps. They will have a dress up day and even set sail on a huge pirate ship! Campers will enjoy tons of games and silly activities from Find the Dinglehopper, Walk the Plank, to an actual treasure hunt! Don’t miss this exciting week of fun on the high seas.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon- related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Elementary Coding

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem- solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Shark Week

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make ocean crafts, play games, and hunt for shark teeth. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have
    them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Little Kids PE

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and create our own boomerangs. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric concepts in this engaging week.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    The Best of Summer

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer—such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Construction Kids

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have
    them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Indoor/Outdoor Games

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $155
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    From ultimate frisbee to capture the flag and dodgeball to board games, campers will spend a little time outside in the warm sunshine and a little time soaking in some cool air conditioning. This is a camp of non-stop fun and full of activity for kids who like a change of scenery each day.
     

    LEGO Animation

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Learn storytelling and stop-motion animation skills in this LEGO Animation Camp. Learn how popular LEGO Movies are made and create your own set, storyboard and video. Needed iPads are provided.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
  • 3rd Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!
    Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles.
    Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Tinkering

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on just that… using real tools to take things apart and finding all of the parts inside. Time at the end of the week will allow campers to use their imaginations, creativity, and all the parts they found to make new items. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring in some old, unwanted items to take apart… electronic toys, keyboards, coffee makers, VCR or DVD players, etc. No glass,
    please! More information will be sent home before camp.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as
    necessary.

     

    Baton Twirling

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls, and steps which will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in
    herbology, make edible potions and spells, play games, duel with wands, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures. Don’t miss this week of Hogwarts fun!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop
    more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Unicorns

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn
    fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches, and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves.
    Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week lets younger campers explore robotics using a different LEGO WeDo kit than the other LEGO WeDo camps. Campers will build machines and use iPads to code their movements. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and will have time to build their own designs. All kits and iPads are provided during the week.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for
    the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    PM:  1-4 p.m.

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     
    Christmas in July
    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Design Challenge

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes and spinners? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to re-purpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice using craft supplies and recyclable items.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos— they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers
    may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon- related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Elementary Coding

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem- solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Spy Kids

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Breakout

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you like looking for clues and solving puzzles? Join us for a fun week unlocking different types of locks to earn prizes! We will solve two challenges each day, including both digital and physical games throughout the week. Don’t worry… HINTS are provided to keep it fun for all!
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home.
    Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite
    Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology- based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and create our own boomerangs. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with
    a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    The Best of Summer

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer—such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend
    time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for third grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Indoor/Outdoor Games

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $155
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    From ultimate frisbee to capture the flag and dodgeball to board games, campers will spend a little time outside in the warm sunshine and a little time soaking in some cool air conditioning. This is a camp of non-stop fun and full of activity for kids who like a change of scenery each day.
     

    LEGO Animation

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Learn storytelling and stop-motion animation skills in this LEGO Animation Camp. Learn how popular LEGO Movies are made and create your own set, storyboard and video. Needed iPads are provided.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
  • 4th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Tinkering

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on just that… using real tools to take things apart and finding all of the parts inside. Time at the end of the week will allow campers to use their imaginations, creativity, and all the parts they found to make new items. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring in some old, unwanted items to take apart… electronic toys, keyboards, coffee makers, VCR or DVD players, etc. No glass,
    please! More information will be sent home before camp.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Baton Twirling

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls, and steps which will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in
    herbology, make edible potions and spells, play games, duel with wands, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures. Don’t miss this week of Hogwarts fun!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own
    rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes, and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Unicorns

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches, and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week lets younger campers explore robotics using a different LEGO WeDo kit than the other LEGO WeDo camps. Campers will build machines and use iPads to code their movements. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and will have time to build their own designs. All kits and iPads are provided during the week.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $10
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Christmas in July

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Design Challenge

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes and spinners? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to re-purpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice using craft supplies and recyclable items.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Baseball

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Open to all players of all skill levels, this camp will help campers develop and hone their skills in throwing, catching, and hitting. They will learn strategy and practice playing at different positions to see which ones they enjoy. Because this camp focuses on individual skill improvement, players of all levels are welcome. Players should bring a glove and all other equipment is provided.
     

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos— they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers
    may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Elementary Coding

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem- solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Spy Kids

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructors: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a
    different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Breakout

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you like looking for clues and solving puzzles? Join us for a fun week unlocking different types of locks to earn prizes! We will solve two challenges each day, including both digital and physical games throughout the week. Don’t worry… HINTS are provided to keep it fun for all!
     

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric concepts in this engaging week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with
    a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Jesse Polesne, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for fourth grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Indoor/Outdoor Games

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $155
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    From ultimate frisbee to capture the flag and dodgeball to board games, campers will spend a little time outside in the warm sunshine and a little time soaking in some cool air conditioning. This is a camp of non-stop fun and full of activity for kids who like a change of scenery each day.
     

    LEGO Animation

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Learn storytelling and stop-motion animation skills in this LEGO Animation Camp. Learn how popular LEGO Movies are made and create your own set, storyboard and video. Needed iPads are provided.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
  • 5th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thrill Seekers

    June 23 – 25 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field-trip fun. This week, campers will visit Sliding Rock in Brevard, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake-decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Hippocrates Mini-Med School

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Dr. Noel Brownlee, CCES parent, practicing pathologist, medical school faculty member, and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Masters program at North Greenville University This is truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience! The week begins with learning about basic and abnormal anatomy which will include use of preserved, plastinated diseased organs which are safe to touch if campers would like. Subsequent days will include learning about medical emergencies and aspects of basic life support, vital signs, heart and lung sounds, how a medical history is taken, and topics on disease prevention. We will also delve into forensic science including forensic pathology and crime scene investigation and use microscopes to examine various tissue samples. For anyone interested in becoming a doctor or research biologist, this is a camp you don’t want to miss!

     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! This is a beginner camp where participants will practice how to stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Skaters with previous experience are encouraged to join and can further develop their skills in a supportive environment. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, watching skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Tinkering

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on just that… using real tools to take things apart and finding all of the parts inside. Time at the end of the week will allow campers to use their imaginations, creativity, and all the parts they found to make new items. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring in some old, unwanted items to take apart… electronic toys, keyboards, coffee makers, VCR or DVD players, etc. No glass, please! More information will be sent home before camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hiking

    June 29 – July 1 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175*
    Coach: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join the exhilaration of making it to the top! Participants will learn hiking etiquette, skills to follow a trail, and enjoy the beauty of nature during this active camp. On Monday, campers will meet on CCES campus and spend time learning hiking safety. Then they will travel to Lake Conestee for simple trail practice. On Tuesday and Wednesday participants will travel by CCES mini-bus to longer hike spots at state parks. One hike will lead to Yellow Branch Falls above Wallhalla, SC. One hike will lead to Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest. A final hike will lead to Hooker Falls in DuPont Forest. Information about hiking destinations can be found below:
    * Please note camp meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only
     

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Baton Twirling

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls, and steps which will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in
    herbology, make edible potions and spells, play games, duel with wands, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures. Don’t miss this week of Hogwarts fun!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First
    curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own
    rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes, and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/ her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible
    maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Baseball

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Open to all players of all skill levels, this camp will help campers develop and hone their skills in throwing, catching, and hitting. They will learn strategy and practice playing at different positions to see which ones they enjoy. Because this camp focuses on individual skill improvement, players of all levels are welcome. Players should bring a glove and all other equipment is provided.
     

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos— they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers
    may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Elementary Coding

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem- solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Spy Kids

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructors: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a
    different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Breakout

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you like looking for clues and solving puzzles? Join us for a fun week unlocking different types of locks to earn prizes! We will solve two challenges each day, including both digital and physical games throughout the week. Don’t worry… HINTS are provided to keep it fun for all!
     

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Participants will review mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric concepts in this engaging week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with
    a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    LEGO Animation

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Learn storytelling and stop-motion animation skills in this LEGO Animation Camp. Learn how popular LEGO Movies are made and create your own set, storyboard and video. Needed iPads are provided.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle-school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
     

    Week 11 August 10-14

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
  • 6th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thrill Seekers

    June 23 – 25 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field-trip fun. This week, campers will visit Sliding Rock in Brevard, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake-decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting Up

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Hippocrates Mini-Med School

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Dr. Noel Brownlee, CCES parent, practicing pathologist, medical school faculty member, and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Masters program at North Greenville University
    This is truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience! The week begins with learning about basic and abnormal anatomy which will include use of preserved, plastinated diseased organs which are safe to touch if campers would like. Subsequent days will include learning about medical emergencies and aspects of basic life support, vital signs, heart and lung sounds, how a medical history is taken, and topics on disease prevention. We will also delve into forensic science including forensic pathology and crime scene investigation and use microscopes to examine various tissue samples. For anyone interested in becoming a doctor or research biologist, this is a camp you don’t want to miss!

     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week.
    Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!
    Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! This is a beginner camp where participants will practice how to stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Skaters with previous experience are encouraged to join and can further develop their skills in a supportive environment. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, watching skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Tinkering

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on just that… using real tools to take things apart and finding all of the parts inside. Time at the end of the week will allow campers to use their imaginations, creativity, and all the parts they found to make new items. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring in some old, unwanted items to take apart… electronic toys, keyboards, coffee makers, VCR or DVD players, etc. No glass, please! More information will be sent home before camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hiking

    June 29 – July 1 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175*
    Coach: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join the exhilaration of making it to the top! Participants will learn hiking etiquette, skills to follow a trail, and enjoy the beauty of nature during this active camp. On Monday, campers will meet on CCES campus and spend time learning hiking safety. Then they will travel to Lake Conestee for simple trail practice. On Tuesday and Wednesday participants will travel by CCES mini-bus to longer hike spots at state parks. One hike will lead to Yellow Branch Falls above Wallhalla, SC. One hike will lead to Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest. A final hike will lead to Hooker Falls in DuPont Forest. Information about hiking destinations can be found below:
    * Please note camp meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only
     

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Baton Twirling

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls, and steps which will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Digital Animation

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First
    curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own
    rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes, and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher 
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Dodgeball

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    TED Talks

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Everyone loves a good Ted Talk! One can just feel the inspiration mounting as the clip rolls! Join us in a fun week where campers watch TED Talks created for and given by kids, critique them, and then figure out why they were inspiring. Next, campers create their own TED Talk about a topic important to them. Using provided iPads, campers will film their TED Talks. This camp hides some learning and public speaking skills in a fun atmosphere.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Basketball Academy

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/ her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    App Design

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Would you like to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT that is designed to teach students how to create simple apps & games. We will have cell phones available so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own app. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their app and creating others on their own devices after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping-stone toward more complex app creation programs. This camp does require some logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the
    final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Baseball

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Open to all players of all skill levels, this camp will help campers develop and hone their skills in throwing, catching, and hitting. They will learn strategy and practice playing at different positions to see which ones they enjoy. Because this camp focuses on individual skill improvement, players of all levels are welcome. Players should bring a glove and all other equipment is provided.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $270
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

     

    Debate Tactics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join this fun opportunity to learn debate skills! Come develop your style and mannerisms on how to present an argument. Use it on your parents later and show them how mature you’ve become! Learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool so that debating topics is productive and persuasive. Lastly, learn how to research your topic for pertinent facts and how to organize your thoughts to convince others on their merits. Throughout camp, participants will get multiple opportunities to test out their skills in exciting, fast-paced exercises.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers.
    Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructors: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a
    different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Innovators Hub

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Dan Wilkie, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Dan Wilkie is a certified Texas Instruments Instructor and as such he has the coolest tech gadgets TI makes! Come join this challenging and inventive week of exploring what TI calculators can do. Did you know they can control a robot and require coding skills? Did you know they have an add-on that you program to simulate a heart beating and it’s life-sized? You will after this amazing camp where programming, exploration, and inquiry bring your calculator to life. All calculators provided.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This camp uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. They will get their brains going by completing logic puzzles, playing math games and working on Smartboard activities. Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with
    a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle-school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
  • 7th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thrill Seekers

    June 23 – 25 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field-trip fun. This week, campers will visit Sliding Rock in Brevard, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake-decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting Up

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Camp Hippocrates Mini-Med School

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Dr. Noel Brownlee, CCES parent, practicing pathologist, medical school faculty member, and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Masters program at North Greenville University
    This is truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience! The week begins with learning about basic and abnormal anatomy which will include use of preserved, plastinated diseased organs which are safe to touch if campers would like. Subsequent days will include learning about medical emergencies and aspects of basic life support, vital signs, heart and lung sounds, how a medical history is taken, and topics on disease prevention. We will also delve into forensic science including forensic pathology and crime scene investigation and use microscopes to examine various tissue samples. For anyone interested in becoming a doctor or research biologist, this is a camp you don’t want to miss!

     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week.
    Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Skateboarding

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! This is a beginner camp where participants will practice how to stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Skaters with previous experience are encouraged to join and can further develop their skills in a supportive environment. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, watching skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hiking

    June 29 – July 1 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175*
    Coach: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join the exhilaration of making it to the top! Participants will learn hiking etiquette, skills to follow a trail, and enjoy the beauty of nature during this active camp. On Monday, campers will meet on CCES campus and spend time learning hiking safety. Then they will travel to Lake Conestee for simple trail practice. On Tuesday and Wednesday participants will travel by CCES mini-bus to longer hike spots at state parks. One hike will lead to Yellow Branch Falls above Wallhalla, SC. One hike will lead to Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest. A final hike will lead to Hooker Falls in DuPont Forest. Information about hiking destinations can be found below:
    * Please note camp meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Digital Animation

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who
    is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop
    more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First
    curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design
    will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own
    rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes, and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories.
    Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    TED Talks

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Everyone loves a good Ted Talk! One can just feel the inspiration mounting as the clip rolls! Join us in a fun week where campers watch TED Talks created for and given by kids, critique them, and then figure out why they were inspiring. Next, campers create their own TED Talk about a topic important to them. Using provided iPads, campers will film their TED Talks. This camp hides some learning and public speaking skills in a fun atmosphere.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Basketball Academy

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/ her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    App Design

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Would you like to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT that is designed to teach students how to create simple apps & games. We will have cell phones available so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own app. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their app and creating others on their own devices after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping-stone toward more complex app creation programs. This camp does require some logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the
    final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible
    maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Baseball

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Open to all players of all skill levels, this camp will help campers develop and hone their skills in throwing, catching, and hitting. They will learn strategy and practice playing at different positions to see which ones they enjoy. Because this camp focuses on individual skill improvement, players of all levels are welcome. Players should bring a glove and all other equipment is provided.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $270
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Debate Tactics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join this fun opportunity to learn debate skills! Come develop your style and mannerisms on how to present an argument. Use it on your parents later and show them how mature you’ve become! Learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool so that debating topics is productive and persuasive. Lastly, learn how to research your topic for pertinent facts and how to organize your thoughts to convince others on their merits. Throughout camp, participants will get multiple opportunities to test out their skills in exciting, fast-paced exercises.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers
    may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new
    Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers.
    Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Innovators Hub

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Dan Wilkie, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Dan Wilkie is a certified Texas Instruments Instructor and as such he has the coolest tech gadgets TI makes! Come join this challenging and inventive week of exploring what TI calculators
    can do. Did you know they can control a robot and require coding skills? Did you know they have an add-on that you program to simulate a heart beating and it’s life-sized? You will after this amazing camp where programming, exploration, and inquiry bring your calculator to life. All calculators provided.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle-school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students may address their required reading lists.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with
    a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students
    to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Hamilton Parks, CCES Middle School Assistant Director
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
     
  • 8th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thrill Seekers

    June 23 – 25 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field-trip fun. This week, campers will visit Sliding Rock in Brevard, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake-decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting Up

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Camp Hippocrates Mini-Med School

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Dr. Noel Brownlee, CCES parent, practicing pathologist, medical school faculty member, and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Masters program at North Greenville University
    This is truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience! The week begins with learning about basic and abnormal anatomy which will include use of preserved, plastinated diseased organs which are safe to touch if campers would like. Subsequent days will include learning about medical emergencies and aspects of basic life support, vital signs, heart and lung sounds, how a medical history is taken, and topics on disease prevention. We will also delve into forensic science including forensic pathology and crime scene investigation and use microscopes to examine various tissue samples. For anyone interested in becoming a doctor or research biologist, this is a camp you don’t want to miss!

     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Skateboarding

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! This is a beginner camp where participants will practice how to stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Skaters with previous experience are encouraged to join and can further develop their skills in a supportive environment. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, watching skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 5 June 29 – July 3

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hiking

    June 29 – July 1 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175*
    Coach: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join the exhilaration of making it to the top! Participants will learn hiking etiquette, skills to follow a trail, and enjoy the beauty of nature during this active camp. On Monday, campers will meet on CCES campus and spend time learning hiking safety. Then they will travel to Lake Conestee for simple trail practice. On Tuesday and Wednesday participants will travel by CCES mini-bus to longer hike spots at state parks. One hike will lead to Yellow Branch Falls above Wallhalla, SC. One hike will lead to Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest. A final hike will lead to Hooker Falls in DuPont Forest. Information about hiking destinations can be found below:
    * Please note camp meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only
     

    Week 6 July 6-10

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Digital Animation

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First
    curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    TED Talks

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Everyone loves a good Ted Talk! One can just feel the inspiration mounting as the clip rolls! Join us in a fun week where campers watch TED Talks created for and given by kids, critique them, and then figure out why they were inspiring. Next, campers create their own TED Talk about a topic important to them. Using provided iPads, campers will film their TED Talks. This camp hides some learning and public speaking skills in a fun atmosphere.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Basketball Academy

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/ her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    App Design

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Would you like to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT that is designed to teach students how to create simple apps & games. We will have cell phones available so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own app. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their app and creating others on their own devices after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping-stone toward more complex app creation programs. This camp does require some logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the
    final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $270
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Cooking Techniques

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for adulting— cooking and budgeting. Participants will learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They will practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. As campers prepare the meals, they will learn and practice basic cooking skills. They will practice budgeting and learn how to use items for multiple meals. Pantry staples will also be reviewed. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.
     

    Debate Tactics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join this fun opportunity to learn debate skills! Come develop your style and mannerisms on how to present an argument. Use it on your parents later and show them how mature you’ve become! Learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool so that debating topics is productive and persuasive. Lastly, learn how to research your topic for pertinent facts and how to organize your thoughts to convince others on their merits. Throughout camp, participants will get multiple opportunities to test out their skills in exciting, fast-paced exercises.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Innovators Hub

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Dan Wilkie, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Dan Wilkie is a certified Texas Instruments Instructor and as such he has the coolest tech gadgets TI makes! Come join this challenging and inventive week of exploring what TI calculators can do. Did you know they can control a robot and require coding skills? Did you know they have an add-on that you program to simulate a heart beating and it’s life-sized? You will after this amazing camp where programming, exploration, and inquiry bring your calculator to life. All calculators provided.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle-school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Hamilton Parks, CCES Middle School Assistant Director
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
  • 9th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Basketball Academy

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Biblical Studies

    Session 1: July 20 – 31 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cooking Techniques

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for adulting— cooking and budgeting. Participants will learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They will practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. As campers prepare the meals, they will learn and practice basic cooking skills. They will practice budgeting and learn how to use items for multiple meals. Pantry staples will also be reviewed. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Innovators Hub

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Dan Wilkie, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Dan Wilkie is a certified Texas Instruments Instructor and as such he has the coolest tech gadgets TI makes! Come join this challenging and inventive week of exploring what TI calculators
    can do. Did you know they can control a robot and require coding skills? Did you know they have an add-on that you program to simulate a heart beating and it’s life-sized? You will after this amazing camp where programming, exploration, and inquiry bring your calculator to life. All calculators provided.
     

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Biblical Studies

    Session 2: July 27 – August 7 • 12 – 4 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 1: August 3 – 6 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 2: August 3 – 6 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • 10th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    SAT Prep

    July 13 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 10 – 12 • $390 (2 weeks)
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher, and Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and content review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing evidence-based reading and writing and math skills.
     
    Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The English session will concentrate on skills relating to the writing and language and reading tests. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage. For best success, student should have completed Algebra II before this course.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Biblical Studies

    Session 1: July 20 – 31 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Cooking Techniques

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for adulting— cooking and budgeting. Participants will learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They will practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. As campers prepare the meals, they will learn and practice basic cooking skills. They will practice budgeting and learn how to use items for multiple meals. Pantry staples will also be reviewed. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Biblical Studies

    Session 2: July 27 – August 7 • 12 – 4 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 1: August 3 – 6 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-21 school year, students will review
    algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 2: August 3 – 6 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • 11th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    SAT Prep

    July 13 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 10 – 12 • $390 (2 weeks)
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher, and Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and content review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing evidence-based reading and writing and math skills.
     
    Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The English session will concentrate on skills relating to the writing and language and reading tests. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage. For best success, student should have completed Algebra II before this course.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 1: July 13 – 24 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
    For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 2: July 20 – 31 • 12 – 4 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 1: August 3 – 6 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 2: August 3 – 6 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • 12th Grade

    Week 4 June 22-26

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     

    Week 7 July 13-17

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    SAT Prep

    July 13 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 10 – 12 • $390 (2 weeks)
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher, and Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and content review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing evidence-based reading and writing and math skills.
     
    Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The English session will concentrate on skills relating to the writing and language and reading tests. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage. For best success, student should have completed Algebra II before this course.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 1: July 13 – 24 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
    For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
     

    Week 8 July 20-24

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 2: July 20 – 31 • 12 – 4 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Week 9 July 27-31

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications! Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often either feel at a loss because they don’t think their lives are interesting or write what they think is expected, leading to clichéd essays. What most students don’t realize is that they have many personal stories that will grab the attention of college admissions staff. This course invites students to find their stories through readings, discussions, workshops, and, of course, writing. By the end of the week, students will have developed an essay that can be used as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    Week 10 August 3-7

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

2020 Offerings by Week

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  • June 22nd-26th

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Thrill Seekers

    June 23 – 25 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field-trip fun. This week, campers will visit Sliding Rock in Brevard, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake-decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting Up

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Box Town

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is simply summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, campers will create a little town and all the building structures on the street front. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. They will also build a box car so they can travel to the shops and maybe see a drive-in movie.

     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Hippocrates Mini-Med School

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Dr. Noel Brownlee, CCES parent, practicing pathologist, medical school faculty member, and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Masters program at North Greenville University
    This is truly a one-of-a-kind camp experience! The week begins with learning about basic and abnormal anatomy which will include use of preserved, plastinated diseased organs which are safe to touch if campers would like. Subsequent days will include learning about medical emergencies and aspects of basic life support, vital signs, heart and lung sounds, how a medical history is taken, and topics on disease prevention. We will also delve into forensic science including forensic pathology and crime scene investigation and use microscopes to examine various tissue samples. For anyone interested in becoming a doctor or research biologist, this is a camp you don’t want to miss!

     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will host a pep rally and invite parents to see their skills and routines from the week. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Dance Fusion

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Flag Football

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular web platform, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! Each day campers will participate in guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness activities. They will also make crafts and earn certificates as they move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Holiday Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Holidays are the best days and there are tons of ways we can explore holidays through crafting. Join us as we relive the fun of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and get ready for the Fourth of July. There will be art projects, like gingerbread houses, and activity art, like making a pinata to then use.
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer with his dog will stop by for a visit, firefighters will come with their safety house and firetruck to explore, and a guest will come to talk to us about recycling. There will also be lots of fun games and Paw Patrol inspired crafts!
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! This is a beginner camp where participants will practice how to stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Skaters with previous experience are encouraged to join and can further develop their skills in a supportive environment. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, watching skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Spark! Lab Inventors

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    The Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation created Spark!Lab for children to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent. Activities for children incorporate traditional STEM with art, museum and creativity. Museum educators will bring our favorite Spark!Lab activities to camp for a week of identifying local inventors, solving problems, using the invention process, and more.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, and toast! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Little Kids PE

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Tinkering

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on just that… using real tools to take things apart and finding all of the parts inside. Time at the end of the week will allow campers to use their imaginations, creativity, and all the parts they found to make new items. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring in some old, unwanted items to take apart… electronic toys, keyboards, coffee makers, VCR or DVD players, etc. No glass, please! More information will be sent home before camp.
     

    Trolls

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join Poppy and the gang in this exciting and silly week of Trolls fun. Sing karaoke to the iconic songs, make a trolls hair wig, and create a magical house to play in. Campers will love this whimsical camp where they play silly games and enjoy crafts inspired by the Trolls movies.
     

    Wrestling

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will learn fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day adds a different skill, so campers practice fundamentals and then expand on what they know. On Friday, parents are invited to a mock tournament where campers use what they have learned.
  • June 29th-July 3rd

    All day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Hiking

    June 29 – July 1 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175*
    Coach: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join the exhilaration of making it to the top! Participants will learn hiking etiquette, skills to follow a trail, and enjoy the beauty of nature during this active camp. On Monday, campers will meet on CCES campus and spend time learning hiking safety. Then they will travel to Lake Conestee for simple trail practice. On Tuesday and Wednesday participants will travel by CCES mini-bus to longer hike spots at state parks. One hike will lead to Yellow Branch Falls above Wallhalla, SC. One hike will lead to Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest. A final hike will lead to Hooker Falls in DuPont Forest. Information about hiking destinations can be found below:
    * Please note camp meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only
     

    Summer Fun Sampler

    June 29 – July 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (No Friday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     
  • July 6th-10th

    AM: 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.

     

    Baton Twirling

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls, and steps which will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Bugs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through hands-on investigation and fun crafts, campers will learn all about bugs. They will observe live bugs and make a bug collection (using some real bugs and stickers). One never
    knows what might be crawling around… so join us to discover bees, ants, butterflies, crickets, spiders and more!
     

    Career Crazy

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe—like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy—like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture—like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action—like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun—like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Digital Animation

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in
    herbology, make edible potions and spells, play games, duel with wands, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures. Don’t miss this week of Hogwarts fun!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Messy Art

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First
    curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own
    rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes, and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Rigamajig Engineering

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! The Rigamajig system is a collection of giant, wooden pieces which are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. The pieces are purposefully large, so campers must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, participants will explore design thinking, simple machines, and lots of other practical science concepts. All that academics will be hidden though because it’s just plain fun!
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Tiny Chefs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!
     

    Unicorns

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.
     
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Construction Kids

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches, and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Disney Mania

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Don Silleman, Retired CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    TED Talks

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Everyone loves a good Ted Talk! One can just feel the inspiration mounting as the clip rolls! Join us in a fun week where campers watch TED Talks created for and given by kids, critique them, and then figure out why they were inspiring. Next, campers create their own TED Talk about a topic important to them. Using provided iPads, campers will film their TED Talks. This camp hides some learning and public speaking skills in a fun atmosphere.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
  • July 13th-17th

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Basketball Academy

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Soccer- Full Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $285
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, and Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement with the ball and a soccer mind- set. Each afternoon session will feature small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills. Camp is full day and will break for lunch at noon. Directly after lunch, campers will watch a soccer related movie to have some time out of the heat before the afternoon session.
     
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Animals Around the World

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2020 Backyard Games!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/ her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week lets younger campers explore robotics using a different LEGO WeDo kit than the other LEGO WeDo camps. Campers will build machines and use iPads to code their movements. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and will have time to build their own designs. All kits and iPads are provided during the week.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Raceway

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race- tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Rigamajig Engineering Mini-Cavs

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Come build with the coolest blocks ever! These giant, wooden pieces are designed so campers can engineer anything they imagine. Build a clubhouse with retractable door, or a race car or an assembly line for invisible pancakes! This week is all about creativity using the Rigamajig system. The pieces are large by design, so students must work collaboratively to set up their creations. Through a mixture of free play and design challenges, it will be the best week of summer!
     

    SAT Prep

    July 13 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 10 – 12 • $390 (2 weeks)
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher, and Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and content review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing evidence-based reading and writing and math skills.
     
    Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The English session will concentrate on skills relating to the writing and language and reading tests. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage. For best success, student should have completed Algebra II before this course.
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Soccer- Half Day

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Anthony Esquivel, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Ashley Seeley, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach, and Varsity Soccer Players
    This coed camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers will be divided up by age and skill so that all improve and work to their potential in a fun environment. Beginner campers will learn fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen those aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills to improve soccer acumen, movement off the ball, and team play.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 1: July 13 – 24 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
    For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    App Design

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Would you like to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT that is designed to teach students how to create simple apps & games. We will have cell phones available so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own app. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their app and creating others on their own devices after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping-stone toward more complex app creation programs. This camp does require some logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Christmas in July

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Design Challenge

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes and spinners? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to re-purpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice using craft supplies and recyclable items.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball-style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible
    maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Spa Science

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Star Wars

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super-hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
  • July 20th-24th

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Baseball

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Andrew Plunkett, CCES Varsity Baseball Coach
    Open to all players of all skill levels, this camp will help campers develop and hone their skills in throwing, catching, and hitting. They will learn strategy and practice playing at different positions to see which ones they enjoy. Because this camp focuses on individual skill improvement, players of all levels are welcome. Players should bring a glove and all other equipment is provided.
     

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Biblical Studies

    Session 1: July 20 – 31 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $185
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress from the foil sword to using the epee and saber swords. This will improve the techniques, tactics, postures, and thrusts previously learned in foil as well as teach new skills for foil and sample the other two fencing sword styles and skills associated with their use. Students will fence Olympic styles matches in all three swords during the week.
     

    Frozen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Climb up the north mountain and join us in the magical, icy world of Frozen! Come along as we play Frozen-inspired games, create icy crafts, have fun pretending, and cook up some snacks Olaf would love! One of the Frozen princesses will be coming for a special guest appearance to meet us this week! If you love Frozen, you will love this camp — it’s worth melting for!
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos— they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $270
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Mermaids & Pirates

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Join the adventure on the seas! The Captain and his crew invite you to spend a week with pirates and mermaids. Campers will create lots of fun crafts, including personalized treasure boxes and treasure maps. They will have a dress up day and even set sail on a huge pirate ship! Campers will enjoy tons of games and silly activities from Find the Dinglehopper, Walk the Plank, to an actual treasure hunt! Don’t miss this exciting week of fun on the high seas.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts Service Learning

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon- related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Basketball Skills

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players who want to improve their all-around individual technique. From ball-handling skills, to shooting accuracy, participants will practice and improve their abilities. Players will also work on passing skills, dribbling, and ball control to become better, well-rounded players.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cooking Techniques

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for adulting— cooking and budgeting. Participants will learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They will practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. As campers prepare the meals, they will learn and practice basic cooking skills. They will practice budgeting and learn how to use items for multiple meals. Pantry staples will also be reviewed. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.
     

    Debate Tactics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join this fun opportunity to learn debate skills! Come develop your style and mannerisms on how to present an argument. Use it on your parents later and show them how mature you’ve become! Learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool so that debating topics is productive and persuasive. Lastly, learn how to research your topic for pertinent facts and how to organize your thoughts to convince others on their merits. Throughout camp, participants will get multiple opportunities to test out their skills in exciting, fast-paced exercises.
     

    Elementary Coding

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using the Google Computer Science First curriculum and Scratch, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem- solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Shark Week

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make ocean crafts, play games, and hunt for shark teeth. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!
     

    Spy Kids

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructors: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a
    different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 2: July 20 – 31 • 12 – 4 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
  • July 27th-31st

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Breakout

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you like looking for clues and solving puzzles? Join us for a fun week unlocking different types of locks to earn prizes! We will solve two challenges each day, including both digital and physical games throughout the week. Don’t worry… HINTS are provided to keep it fun for all!
     

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Enchanted Engineering

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Bring STEM Fairy Tales to life! Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering
    challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle problems. Combine stories, engineering and early math skills in this happily-ever-after camp.
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home.
    Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite
    Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Innovators Hub

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Dan Wilkie, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Dan Wilkie is a certified Texas Instruments Instructor and as such he has the coolest tech gadgets TI makes! Come join this challenging and inventive week of exploring what TI calculators can do. Did you know they can control a robot and require coding skills? Did you know they have an add-on that you program to simulate a heart beating and it’s life-sized? You will after this amazing camp where programming, exploration, and inquiry bring your calculator to life. All calculators provided.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills and handwriting will be coupled with math concepts and games. Daily circle time will encourage a love of reading and math through read alouds and calendar time. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have
    them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology- based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Jesse Polesne, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp helps campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, then taken home for parents to enjoy!
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Participants will review mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This camp uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. They will get their brains going by completing logic puzzles, playing math games and working on Smartboard activities. Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175 August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Ease first day of school anxiety and car line stress by joining Primer Prep! Your child will love writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities and exploring our campus to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime!
     

    Science Explorers

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Tumbling

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to a demonstration of routines learned and the skills practiced. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle-school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric
    concepts in this engaging week.
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Biblical Studies

    Session 2: July 27 – August 7 • 12 – 4 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760 (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students may address their required reading lists.
     

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    LEGO WeDo Robotics PC Edition

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the WeDo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Little Kids PE

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, making obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and create our own boomerangs. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications! Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often either feel at a loss because they don’t think their lives are interesting or write what they think is expected, leading to clichéd essays. What most students don’t realize is that they have many personal stories that will grab the attention of college admissions staff. This course invites students to find their stories through readings, discussions, workshops, and, of course, writing. By the end of the week, students will have developed an essay that can be used as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week-long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric concepts in this engaging week.
  • August 3rd-7th

    All day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

    The Best of Summer

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer—such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     
     

    AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Construction Kids

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Frozen Dance Camp

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    For the children who can’t get enough ‘Frozen’ in their lives, come dance with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Pretend to be the characters and explore their movements through ballet, creative movement, and jazz. Campers will make Frozen crafts, dance to Frozen music (from movies 1 & 2), and build ice castles. Family and friends are invited to the ice land performance on Friday and see what campers learned throughout the week. Campers should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Frozen costumes may be worn if they don’t restrict movement.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills and handwriting will be coupled with math concepts and games. Daily circle time will encourage a love of reading and math through read alouds and calendar time. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have
    them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for third grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Jesse Polesne, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for fourth grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages.
    Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Indoor/Outdoor Games

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $155
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    From ultimate frisbee to capture the flag and dodgeball to board games, campers will spend a little time outside in the warm sunshine and a little time soaking in some cool air conditioning. This is a camp of non-stop fun and full of activity for kids who like a change of scenery each day.
     

    LEGO Animation

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Educational Team
    Learn storytelling and stop-motion animation skills in this LEGO Animation Camp. Learn how popular LEGO Movies are made and create your own set, storyboard and video. Needed iPads are provided.
     

    Martial Arts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 1: August 3 – 6 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Primer Prep

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Ease first day of school anxiety and car line stress by joining Primer Prep! Your child will love writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities and exploring our campus to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime!
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Volleyball

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     
     
     

    PM: 1-4 p.m.

    Archery

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Middle & Upper School only
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pet Care

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 2: August 3 – 6 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Hamilton Parks, CCES Middle School Assistant Director
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle-school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
  • August 10th-14th

    Day Trippers II

    August 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $300
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzling’ summer fun!
     

2020 Offerings by Encounter Type

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  • Academic Camps

    The following courses are college prep in nature and follow CCES grade level curriculum standards. Camps are open to both CCES students and students from other schools in the Greenville community, except Primer Prep and all Courses for Credit, which are for enrolled CCES students only.
     

    Lower School

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the D’Nealian system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills and handwriting will be coupled with math concepts and games. Daily circle time will encourage a love of reading and math through read alouds and calendar time. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have
    them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology- based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for third grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Jesse Polesne, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp helps campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, then taken home for parents to enjoy!
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Jesse Polesne, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review many basic skills needed for fourth grade and use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Ease first day of school anxiety and car line stress by joining Primer Prep! Your child will love writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities and exploring our campus to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! 

    Middle School

    Debate Tactics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Ben Francis, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    Join this fun opportunity to learn debate skills! Come develop your style and mannerisms on how to present an argument. Use it on your parents later and show them how mature you’ve become! Learn how to think on your feet and keep your cool so that debating topics is productive and persuasive. Lastly, learn how to research your topic for pertinent facts and how to organize your thoughts to convince others on their merits. Throughout camp, participants will get multiple opportunities to test out their skills in exciting, fast-paced exercises.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Participants will review mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through writing activities, exercises, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This camp uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. They will get their brains going by completing logic puzzles, playing math games and working on Smartboard activities. Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students may address their required reading lists.
     

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Allison O’Rear, CCES Middle School English Teacher, and a CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze texts to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Students will refresh their language skills and confidence through exercises, games, and activities. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher- and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing
    mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Rhapsodic Rhymes

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    From Slam to Concrete to Found Poetry, this week is all about rhythm and rhyme! This interactive course allows students to express themselves through various forms of poetry and teaches them how to frame their thoughts in non-traditional forms. Write a performance piece, create an image made of text, go on a word hunt and assemble a poem with what you find, or just come express yourself!
     

    Share Your Story

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sarah Hubert, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Do you have a story to tell? Then join this creative writing class where you can share your heart out! Using fun prompts and activities to get creative juices flowing, this camp will give students an outlet to share their stories. Students can collaborate with each other and will explore many forms of writing like short stories, scripts, memoirs, and journaling.
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Hamilton Parks, CCES Middle School Assistant Director
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
     

    When I Grow Up: Professional Pathways

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Come explore the fun world of “what can I be when I grow up?” Ever dreamed of being a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, a business person, or really just having a job one day? Join this unique camp that explores various careers paths and helps you learn what skills may be needed for each. Students will take an engaging and interactive look at their strengths and aptitudes through assessments geared towards Middle School students. They’ll also hear from experts in the field and create goals for their future.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle-school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle-school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    Upper School

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-21 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2020-21 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications! Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often either feel at a loss because they don’t think their lives are interesting or write what they think is expected, leading to clichéd essays. What most students don’t realize is that they have many personal stories that will grab the attention of college admissions staff. This course invites students to find their stories through readings, discussions, workshops, and, of course, writing. By the end of the week, students will have developed an essay that can be used as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    SAT Prep

    July 13 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 10 – 12 • $390
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher, and Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and content review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing evidence-based reading and writing and math skills.
     
    Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The English session will concentrate on skills relating to the writing and language and reading tests. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage. For best success, student should have completed Algebra II before this course.
     

    Study Skills

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five-paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
     

    For Credit

    For credit courses are open to enrolled CCES students. Courses may be dropped before July 1 with a refund. After July 1 any drops will be refunded only 50% of the course fee.
     

    Biblical Studies

    Session 1: July 20 – 31 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760
    Session 2: July 27 – August 7 • 12 – 4 p.m. Rising 9 – 10 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Middle School Chaplin
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. Students who plan to fill their school-year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    Physical Education I

    All-Summer Independent Study and In Class
    Session 1: August 3 – 6 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Session 2: August 3 – 6 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (M–Th) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all-summer, independent-study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 3–6. Beginning June 1, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August in-person portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    Session 1: July 13 – 24 • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Session 2: July 20 – 31 • 12 – 4 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Rising 11 – 12 • $760
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit. No exceptions.
     
  • Arts & Crafts

    3Doodler

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this fun-filled camp of creating 3-D art using the 3Doodler pens. Participants will learn how to create shapes and lines, how to fill and how to change colors. Using guided plans, stencils, original layouts, and their imaginations, campers will create fun pieces such as key chains, decorations, and geometric shapes.
     

    Art at Play

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center Instructor
    This unique camp is where art, music, and acting collide. Come explore how one word can spark a flurry of art forms from drawing, to song and sounds, to movement through acting. Participants will have a blast “playing” around with words and the art it ignites.
     

    Art Crawl

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit multiple artists’ studios, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Art Celebrations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Art is part of anything we celebrate. From birthdays to holidays, art is often in the decorations to commemorate a special day. Join this camp to explore celebrations around the world and make a mask, costume, pop-up cards, cake sculpture, and other fun creations.
     

    Art Graffiti

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!
     

    Art Magic

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer!
     

    Beach Art

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bob Ross Painting

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    ”Let’s get a little crazy here” this summer with Bob Ross. Join the fun in learning painting techniques used by Bob Ross to create his lovely landscapes and how to paint some “happy little trees.” Participants will work with acrylic paint and easels and learn how to blend colors. Campers will improve painting skills as they remember, in the words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in (like a foosball machine), the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Cartooning

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro cartoon characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles they will learn simple ways to create characters, backgrounds, and a finish the week with a completed cartoon panel.
     

    Ceramics

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up on a later date after the final firing.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Christmas in July

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Collage Art

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Collage is the process of creating a new art piece from assembling others into a cohesive composition. It can take on many forms, from photo collages, to 3-D collages, to paint collages. Join this innovative camp where participants explore the types of collage and create unique pieces. Campers have the freedom to create whatever moves them but will be given prompts as needed. Some pictures of important memories required (non-copyrighted please).
     

    Diamond Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Come sparkle and shine with this hot new craft form! Canvases are fun to create and the results are stunning. Using special tools, “diamonds” (craft crystals), and a canvas, participants will create lovely “paintings.”
     

    Digital Animation

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Digital Photography

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Say cheese! Explore photography during this week using provided digital cameras. Basic photography concepts will be explored while taking pictures all around the CCES campus. One day will feature fun pictures with photo booths and props. Campers will use simple software to edit their images and produce a Google Slide file that will be printed into their own personalized photo book. They will also select one image to print and frame.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Fashion Illustration

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Felted Animals

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics with an emphasis on fun! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Art skills and technique will be a focus of this camp while creating amazing works of art!
     

    Halloween: Tales & Trails

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/ techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. Also, campers will create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Holiday Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Holidays are the best days and there are tons of ways we can explore holidays through crafting. Join us as we relive the fun of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and get ready for the Fourth of July. There will be art projects, like gingerbread houses, and also activity art, like making a pinata to then use.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Leather Crafts

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this camp participants will create lovely leather pieces by cutting the leather and stitching parts together. Come make key chains, little purses, backpack tassels, and other fun accessories. Campers will learn how to stamp leather to create unique designs on their pieces.
     

    Messy Art

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Nature is Art

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Let’s take a walk outside and be inspired by the beauty found in nature! Literally, whatever inspires you and bring it inside and use it to create art! Participants will create stencillings, collages, paintings, rubbings, jewelry, and other cool art forms using the raw materials that Mother Earth gave us. CCES has lots of green space on campus where supplies will be gathered, but participants can bring items from home if they wish.
     

    Open Paint Studios

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, SC Certified Art Teacher
    Leap outside the box and make your creativity come to life! Open Paint Studio is a fun and exciting place for students to have the freedom to explore their talents while they express themselves through painting. Campers will have access to a large variety of supplies and materials to create their painted projects, and may create whatever designs they want on the mediums of their choice. There will be wood plaques for room decor, many canvases of varying sizes, and wood coasters among other choices. To get the creative juices flowing new painting techniques and project ideas will be introduced to the class at the beginning of each day. Students will be working at their own pace—the number of projects completed throughout the week depends on the size of the projects they undertake. Guidance and assistance on projects will be provided as needed and desired.
     

    Optical Illusions

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tesselations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Parachute Cord & Other Jewelry

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come make a parachute cord bracelet for all your friends! Campers will learn the knotting techniques for different designs. They will also make key chains, tassels, and necklaces. Once the basics are mastered, participants can move on to using more advanced leather ropes to create jewelry with pendants.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soap, Candles & Slime

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $185
    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    This creative class is where science and scents collide. Campers will have a blast while creating soaps, candles, and slime from scratch. Each day brings new items such as lollipop soaps, Orbeez soaps, bath bombs, layered candles, and salt slime.
     

    Street Art

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Artists will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn drawing techniques and hone their style to create edgy designs. These will be print on special paper, which is added to adhesive backing, to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different dye techniques. They will finish the week with at least three wearable items and two accessories.
     

    Wood Burning Art

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    The art of pyrography to create functional and decorative pieces is centuries old and produces unique, beautiful art! Come learn the techniques to burn wood using special pens. Camper will create amazing designs on wood from pencil sketches or create free-form designs. They will also learn monogram styles and lettering.
     

    Wooden Crafts

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    In this creative class popscile sticks will be your BFF! Learn how to use wood creatively. Turn clothespins into art or functional items. Create animal models and structures. Design cool decorations and make keep-sake items all from wooden pieces.
     

    You Rock! Rock Painting

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Turn rocks into art! Join the “paint a rock” craze and leave your mark around town and on the CCES campus. Create collages from pebbles and design your own simple rock garden. Campers will learn about design, shape, and geometric concepts in this engaging week.
  • Cooking

    Asian Kitchen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Do you love egg rolls? Want to learn how to roll vegetable sushi? Is fried rice your jam? Then this is the week to join! Come learn how to make Asian foods such as dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry, and even learn how to roll sushi! Campers will also learn basic cooking skills and will be cooking (and tasting!) all items. They will also bring home items to share with family so everyone can taste the deliciousness created!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, and toast! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. Each day, sweets are sampled with some taken home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home, too. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers with all proceeds donated to the participants chosen charity.
     

    Candy Making

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth- watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, and more. Chefs sample treats in class and take some home in adorable containers they craft.
     

    Cooking Fundamentals

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    In this course budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     

    Cooking Techniques

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Collin Flynn, Professional Chef & Director of Flik Dining
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for adulting— cooking and budgeting. Participants will learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They will practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. As campers prepare the meals, they will learn and practice basic cooking skills. They will practice budgeting and learn how to use items for multiple meals. Pantry staples will also be reviewed. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.
     

    Picnic Perfect

    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    This camp is summer at its finest! Learn how to pack the perfect picnic with a different theme each day, such as “French and yummy” with baguettes, cheese ,and sparkling juice; or “Spanish cuisine” with quesadillas, tortilla chips and homemade salsa; or “American standard” with sandwiches, minus the crusts, fruit cocktail, and homemade lemonade. Each day campers will cook the food, pack the picnic, and eat the treats outside while playing picnic games.
     

    Tiny Chefs

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Jaime Larkin, CCES Primer Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!
     
  • Drama & Music

    Acting 101

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Acting Up

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Actors Studio

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting and a fun place to hone skills of more experienced thespians. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. They will enjoy fun games and activities to learn how to convey emotion through expressions, gestures, and voice. They will explore silly plots and tell silly stories to practice skills.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep
    the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600-seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Camp Comedy

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos— they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Making Magic!

    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting.
     

    Music Creation

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization, using provided iPads and a variety of apps. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums

    Beginner only
    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    August 3 – 7 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Radio Theater

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Escape to another place and time in this unique camp that brings the radio back to life! Learn voice techniques to tell a story, play with sound effects to make stories realistic, and learn how to do voice-overs. All equipment is provided and campers will take home recordings of their work.
     

    Ukulele

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Sean Closz, CCES Middle School Music Teacher
    Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided for no fee. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
  • Exploration

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    July 13 – 17 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Animals Around the World

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Box Town

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is simply summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, campers will create a little town and all the building structures on the street front. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. They will also build a box car so they can travel to the shops and maybe see a drive-in movie.

    Breakout

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you like looking for clues and solving puzzles? Join us for a fun week unlocking different types of locks to earn prizes! We will solve two challenges each day, including both digital and physical games throughout the week. Don’t worry… HINTS are provided to keep it fun for all!
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    June 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Career Crazy

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe—like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy—like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture—like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action—like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun—like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!
     

    Construction Kids

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE
    equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Advanced

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    For those with D&D experience from either the first week of camp or their own learning, this week is an extension of the fantastic fun. Campers will create their own characters and continue the adventure! Participants can take turns being the Dungeon Master, who tells the game’s story. Campers dive into a world of fantasy and face challenges, battle, and excitement!
     

    Dungeons & Dragons Beginner

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jacob Fournier, CCES Technical Director
    Bring your imagination and join this exciting week of role- playing. This is a table-top game, not an electronic experience. Campers will create their own characters and then start the adventure! Guided by the Dungeon Master (the teacher who is also the referee!) and the player handbook, campers will enjoy a world of fantasy where they solve dilemmas, take part in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. This camp teaches the basic game rules.
     

    Disney Mania

    July 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Etiquette

    July 27 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Etiquette

    August 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Fairy Garden

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Fort Building

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    Frozen

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Climb up the north mountain and join us in the magical, icy world of Frozen! Come along as we play Frozen-inspired games, create icy crafts, have fun pretending, and cook up some snacks Olaf would love! One of the Frozen princesses will be coming for a special guest appearance to meet us this week! If you love Frozen, you will love this camp — it’s worth melting for!
     

    Harry Potter

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in
    herbology, make edible potions and spells, play games, duel with wands, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures. Don’t miss this week of Hogwarts fun!
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular web platform, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! Each day campers will participate in guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness activities. They will also make crafts and earn certificates as they move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    LEGO Ninjago

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick- smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 27 – 31 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and create our own boomerangs. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Mermaids & Pirates

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Bartley Sides, CCES Upper School College Counselor
    Join the adventure on the seas! The Captain and his crew invite you to spend a week with pirates and mermaids. Campers will create lots of fun crafts, including personalized treasure boxes and treasure maps. They will have a dress up day and even set sail on a huge pirate ship! Campers will enjoy tons of games and silly activities from Find the Dinglehopper, Walk the Plank, to an actual treasure hunt! Don’t miss this exciting week of fun on the high seas.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer with his dog will stop by for a visit, firefighters will come with their safety house and firetruck to explore, and a guest will come to talk to us about recycling. There will also be lots of fun games and Paw Patrol inspired crafts!
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 20 – 24 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon- related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 20 – 24 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.

    Raceway

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race- tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Spanish Fun

    July 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Fulk, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Hola mi amigos! Come join a fun week of Spanish culture! Learn simple Spanish phrases and words. Play games that children play in Spanish speaking countries. Make crafts and read books related to the week’s themes. Help prepare and sample foods from South American and Latin American countries. Campers will learn about different countries that speak Spanish and explore their cultures.